Good read that.
I think I'm right in remembering Kluivert admitting later on that for him there was only one team in England (Arsenal) at the time? Odd how only 10 years ago a top team was considered solely on the previous seasons form like that. These days Liverpool and Arsenal are still huge draws despite not winning titles in years.
On the Ronaldo/Ronaldinho buisness, would we really have bought Ronnie in that season alongside Ronaldinho? Would've been a big transfer spend for the summer with (I'd assume) around £25mil on top of the £12.5 for Ronaldo. And even if we signed him that summer, what with interest increasing, I wouldn't have been all too surprised to see him loaned back to Sporting.